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Ansys Fluent Getting Started (Self-paced
Learning Available)

Course Overview

This course teaches the essential skills you will need to start performing basic computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations on your own using Ansys Fluent software.  Instructor demos and hands-on workshops cover every aspect of the end-to-end CFD workflow, including how to prepare watertight CAD models in Ansys Discovery, and how to perform the entire meshing and solution process in the single-window Ansys Fluent user interface using the task-based, guided workflow for meshing imported, watertight CAD geometry.

All workshops begin with the import of a CAD model into Fluent and proceed through the entire single window workflow process of meshing, solving and postprocessing.


  • A technical education and background in fluid mechanics and heat transfer is recommended but not mandatory.  An engineering degree is not required.

Teaching Method

Lectures and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge. A major emphasis is placed on teaching by software demonstration and on the development of a solution to a design challenge from start to finish.

Learning Outcome

Following completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Use Ansys Discovery to prepare CAD models for use in Ansys Fluent through the definition of named selections and the application of shared topology.
  • Use the Watertight Geometry Meshing Workflow in Ansys Fluent to create high quality CFD simulation meshes from imported CAD geometry through a succession of intuitive guided workflow tasks.
  • Set up and complete a basic CFD simulation in Ansys Fluent including defining the problem, calculating the solution and post-processing the results.
  • Perform all steps of a CFD simulation from CAD import to meshing to solution to results within the same single window Ansys Fluent environment.

 Available Dates

Date/Time Duration Event Type Location Language Course Cost Registration
9:30 - 18:00
3 Days
16-Jul-24 to 18-Jul-24
Live Bengaluru-IN English Subscription Only
9:30 - 18:00
3 Days
20-Aug-24 to 22-Aug-24
Live Pune-IN English Subscription Only
9:30 - 18:00
3 Days
17-Sep-24 to 19-Sep-24
Live Noida-IN English Subscription Only

Learning Options

Training materials for this course are available with an Ansys Learning Hub Subscription. If there is no active public schedule available, private training can be arranged. 

Self-paced Learning 

Complete a class on your own schedule at your own pace. Scope is equivalent to Instructor led classes. Includes video lecture, workshops and input files. All our Self-Paced video courses are only available with an Ansys Learning Hub subscription.


This is a 3 day classroom course covering both lectures and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 6 x 2 hour sessions lectures only.

Virtual Classroom Session 1

  • Lecture 01.1 – Discovery User Interface and Basic Operations
  • Workshop 01.1 – Extracting a Fluid Volume in Discovery
  • Workshop 01.2 – Repairing Geometry in Discovery
  • Lecture 01.2 – Creating Geometry in Discovery
  • Workshop 01.3 – Creating Mixing Tee Geometry
  • Workshop 01.4 – Named Selections and BOIs

Virtual Classroom Session 2

  • Lecture 02.1  – CFD Overview 
  • Lecture 02.2  – Ansys Fluent Single Window Workflow Demo 
  • Workshop 02 – Mixing Tee  
  • Lecture 03.1 – Watertight Geometry Workflow Overview 
  • Lecture 03.2 – Surface Meshing  
  • Workshop 03 – Static Mixer 

Virtual Classroom Session 3

  • Lecture 04.1 – Geometry Description  
  • Lecture 04.2 – Volume Meshing 
  • Workshop 04.1 – Heat Sink 
  • Workshop 04.2 – Arcjet  
  • Lecture 05 – Fluent Workspace 
  • Workshop 05 – Manifold 

Virtual Classroom Session 4

  • Lecture 06 – Physics Tab 
  • Workshop 06 – Addition of Turning Vanes to a Rectangular Duct 
  • Lecture 07  – Results Tab 
  • Workshop 07 – Flow Over Heated Obstacle

Virtual Classroom Session 5

  • Lecture 08 – Solution Tab 
  • Workshop 08 – Solution 
  • Lecture 09  – Best Practice Guidelines 
  • Workshop 09 – Transonic Flow over an Airfoil 
  • Lecture 10  – Turbulence 
  • Workshop 10 – Backward Facing Step

Virtual Classroom Session 6

  • Lecture 11 – Heat Transfer 
  • Workshop 11– Electronics Cooling 
  • Lecture 12 – Transient Flow  
  • Workshop 12 – Vortex Shedding